Project 'Uber-Hack Camaro' first boot in car.
Well like the title says, I just got the computer in my car and booting up like it should. Im happy. now I just need to find a switched 12V line in my car to act as a remote turn on and all will be good. Mind you this is a Uber-Hack project, as in not the greatest, and the install is a bit off, as I am still figuring out just what I want to do with it. I will be changing things as money becomes availible for this, but here is a brief rundown of my new toy...
Dell DHP celeron 800
20G 3.5 HD
using onboard sound for now...
Audio control 24X
Crossfire VR400 mono amp
Crossfire Component amp ( cant remember model, but it is 75W rms)
Alpine Type R 6.5 components in front kick panels
Alpine Type R 10 Sub in custom sub enclosure where my spare should be
SOON TO BE CHANGED:
touchscreen!! right now I am using a damn mouse...
VGA monitor. I am using the radeon as it has composit out on it.
Min 120W DC-DC PSU with shutdown controller
as it is right now I removed the passenger rear seat cusion and mounted a piece of plywood in the crater left behind. this is where my Computer is. thn I made a MDF box to go over it and carpeted it so it looks, well, not like a MDF box covering a computer... it only raises teh level an inch or two, so I am thinking I might remake it out of Steel so that I can put my sons carseat on it. as long as the angle is the same for the seat, and it is still held down with the Latch system it is NOT going anywhere. Screen is mounted in the stock radios position, but I had to trim a bit of the plastic frame off the bottom of the factory surround for the whole screen to be visible.
Right now I am NOT happy with how it is powered. I ran out of cash, so had to get a makeshift solution in the car... 400W power inverter... and it is hardwired in... so when I go out I have to turn on the inverter, and the ssystem poweres up and comes online. then when I am parked, I have to hit the PC's powerbutton (set to power off), wait for the system to shutdown and then killl the Inverter. Hopefully in a bout 3 weeks Ill be able to get the DC-Dc with a SDC.
i still have to make the Kicks, and sub box, but once it is done Il post up pics. Just thought I would throw this out as i am happy it is finally coming together.
any critiques or ideas please send them, but please dont flame me. Im new at this... :)